Tag: photography

You’re Invited to Reconnect with Photography!

Ken Duquaine Everyone’s photographic journey is different. Some have only recently started their exploration with the excellent cameras built into today’s smartphones. Others have been honing their skills for years from Brownies and Instamatics, then to 35mm, finally transitioning from film to digital photography. Still others practiced photography through high school and college, then put…

Milky Way Shoot

Ken Duquaine On Aug. 28 five members of the Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC) traveled to Superior, for a Milky Way photo shoot. The group was led by member Tom Jones who organized the trip based on several factors that were favorable for photographing the sometimes tricky and elusive subject. The chosen location was the…

Demystifying Back Button Focus

Ken Duquaine At a recent Camera Club meeting, a presenter asked how many of us used back button focus (BBF.) I was surprised that a relatively small number of hands went up. I had assumed that because it had been a game-changer for me, the majority would have responded positively. It would seem that most…

Capture the Magic

Ken Duquaine Anyone who has not experienced an Arizona sunset has never truly seen how beautiful sunsets can be. If, however, you sometimes find that your sunset images don’t seem to live up to what you know your eyes have seen, you may wish to try some of the following suggestions for better sunset photos:…

Megapixels, Megabytes, and Resolution … Oh My!

Ken Duquaine Megapixels, megabytes, and resolution can be confusing terms for someone new to photography, but even many experienced photographers have difficulty sorting out the differences. All three are measurements that are important in determining how a final image will look, but they are not interchangeable terms. Megapixels (MP) measure how many pixels a given…

The Creme de la Creme

Ken Duquaine On April 21 the Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC) had its annual year-end banquet in the Navajo Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club. Following dinner, the club held its end of the year competition. Entries in this final competition represent the best print and projected image photos that members submitted to monthly…

Odds and Ends

Ken Duquaine Normally at this time of year, Arizona is awash in a beautiful array of wildflowers. Unfortunately, due to the lack of rainfall during the month of February, our wildflower season has been delayed or, in some instances, shut down entirely. Picacho Peak State Park is perhaps the best-known place in the state to…

Food for Thought

Ken Duquaine One of the attractions of belonging to a camera club is the opportunity to join other members on field trips to various venues to take photos. One such trip to the Chandler Saturday Market was made by several ladies of the Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC) last January. The objective of the trip, according…

So, What Do Camera Clubs Do?

Have you ever wondered what goes on in a camera club? What sorts of activities are available? What kind of equipment do the members use? How good does a photographer have to be to join? Hopefully, this article will answer those questions. As a young professional musician, I was given what turned out to be…